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Countries that Start with P

Name the countries that start with the letter P.
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Last updated: September 3, 2018
First submittedJuly 17, 2012
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Country
Pakistan
Palau
(Palestine)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Country
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
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level 50
Nov 12, 2012
People's Republic of Korea? Isn't that one or is it just North Korea now.
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level 34
Nov 26, 2012
That was the transitional government in place following the end of WWII.
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level 32
Nov 26, 2012
I'm pretty sure that they call themself simply Korea (which is by the way the exact same what the South does).
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level 32
Aug 17, 2013
no, the name for the northern half of korea the world calls it north korea
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level 77
Apr 18, 2015
RoK and DPRK. Source: I used to live in the RoK.
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level 22
Apr 20, 2015
Just say North Korea. It's simpler.
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level 66
Feb 23, 2016
No, they were the ones who came up with the name "Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea" They call themselves this because they think it makes them sound better, it's basically propaganda. They are not democratic at all, so I think the better name is just "north korea" but their government calls themselves the DPRK
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level 35
Nov 20, 2016
The quiz doesn't care what they call themselves.
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level 55
Mar 14, 2018
Technically, they don't call themselves by the same name in either English or Korean. South Korea is The Republic of Korea (RoK) in English; 한국 (Hangook) in Korean. North Korea is The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in English; 조선 (Joseon) in Korean. Though since the English-speaking world calls them North Korea and South Korea and these quizzes are in English, I'd say those common names are acceptable. After all, should we put Mexico in countries that start with U? Most countries don't have simple names and that would just get confusing.
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level 54
Aug 4, 2014
People's Republic of China is that way.
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level 77
Apr 18, 2015
On this site we only count adjectives in the official names of countries as part of the name of that country in the case of the USA, UAE, DRC and maybe RoC. And only when those names are rarely used in the common vernacular in the case of the latter two. For pretty much everything else, we don't. Yes it's inconsistent. Deal with it.
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level 39
May 9, 2015
North, South and East are adjectives.
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level 57
Oct 23, 2018
Also except for Zealand, Kingdom of Britain and Ireland, Republic (there is more than one possibility here), States of Micronesia, Papua Guinea, and maybe a few others I can't think of at the moment.
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level 28
May 29, 2016
Just 'North/South Korea' ... I think
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level 34
Nov 26, 2012
I cant be the only one that tried Panem
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level 70
Nov 26, 2012
I did! I was really struggling towards the end so i tried it just in case. lol.
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level 23
Dec 20, 2015
sameee xD
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level 49
Jan 19, 2016
Snow would be disappointed that it's not on here...
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level 25
Jun 19, 2016
Snow disappointed? What else is new?
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level 29
Nov 26, 2012
Today's Jeopardy episode has this as a category!
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level 57
May 25, 2018
lol
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level 20
Nov 28, 2012
I didn't get Papua New Guinea cause people just call it New Guinea. At least everyone I know calls it that..
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level 53
Jan 10, 2014
New Guinea is the island; Papua New Guinea the country that forms its eastern half.
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level 40
Jan 19, 2017
I always call it papua new guinea
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level 76
Feb 8, 2017
I call it PNG.
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level 67
Feb 11, 2017
In Indonesia,we called it Papua
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level 58
Feb 23, 2019
You know some weird people then
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
I have always only known it as papua new guinea. Only here I typed new guinea, because somehow I learned that was accepted and saves times typing. I have never heard anyone actually call it that in real life. (but maybe that differs per place you life, but here atleast it is not a thing at all.)
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level 41
Dec 29, 2012
misd palau and philippines.
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level 17
Oct 23, 2018
It's ridiculous that your name was almost same letters with Palau and yet you missed it. Hehe.
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level 23
Jan 14, 2013
Puerto Rico?
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level 44
Feb 23, 2013
US territory.
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level 36
Mar 7, 2013
Palestine?
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level 51
Jan 19, 2014
not yet recognized as a sovereign state (aka independent country) yet but it governs itself
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level 73
Mar 7, 2014
More than two thirds of countries recognise Palestine as a sovereign nation. The UN doesn't, but that's because recognition requires the endorsement of the Security Council and the United States will use its veto to block any endorsement of a free vote in the General Assembly. If the USA were not to use its veto and allow the General Assembly to exercise its democratic powers then it seems likely that Palestine would be recognised since that only requires a two thirds majority.
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2014
Also, sovereignty doesn't depend on a UN vote. Palestine's sovereignty is like that of Tibet. It is an autonomous region whose borders are controlled by another country. One day, hopefully, both countries will attain independence, but wishing or UN votes do not make it so.
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level 72
Jan 18, 2015
I'm not sure about this claim that "sovereignty doesn't depend on a UN vote". That seems to be saying we can claim that a country isn't a country even if most of the countries of the world agree that actually it is! Even if a country loses control of its borders (which has happened to dozens of countries through the years) they don't stop being countries. They just become occupied countries.
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level 77
Mar 2, 2015
Palestine never lost control of its borders. It never had control. It was never a real country. And if it were, nobody knows where those borders are. Palestine doesn't even control Palestine.
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level 77
Apr 18, 2015
manutd's comment is kinda opposite: many countries "recognize" Palestinian sovereignty. In reality, there is no Palestinian government that has control over "Palestine"- however you want to define it. A group of vicious mobsters control Gaza internally, but still do not control the borders of the territory. The PNA has nominal control over some areas of "the West Bank," but Israel realistically controls this entire region. There are Israeli checkpoints between every city, and larges swaths of land where the PNA has no sway at all. Walls cut off and encircle bits of it. Those who live there and do not have Israeli citizenship often have Jordanian passports, not Palestinian ones. You can drive, for example, from the heart of East Jerusalem to Ramot, orthodox Jewish neighborhood, 10 minutes to the north and you will never see one sign of the Palestinian authority even though you are going through land that is marked as Palestine on many maps. Even go to Arab Beit Hanina, it's the same.
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level 77
Apr 18, 2015
source: lived in both Ramot and Beit Hanina.
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level 52
Jan 9, 2017
Everyone has to say "Palestine" because the Muslims won't get upset? Do you realize that that isn't how anything works?
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level 22
Apr 20, 2015
It is a country, but not a sovereign state.
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level 45
Sep 24, 2015
I don't recognize Palestine as a country.
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level 55
Nov 20, 2016
you will if you see whats going on in there and what started it
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level 12
Apr 1, 2013
I get the hard ones, but always forget the easy ones, like I get palau, but forget Portugal and peru
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level 23
Nov 22, 2015
yup, I got Panama XD
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level 7
Apr 5, 2013
Got em all :)
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level 50
Dec 15, 2013
2:42 left :)
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level 27
Jan 8, 2014
How did I miss Papua New Guinea? I live there...
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level 64
Apr 20, 2017
Yikes...
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level 58
Mar 27, 2014
Missed Poland, the most obvious one but got everything else. *facepalm*
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level 76
Apr 20, 2017
I always forget Poland and Japan on these quizzes - no idea why.
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level 40
May 16, 2017
took me over a minute to get poland, managed it in the dying seconds!
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level 14
May 15, 2014
why did i missed Paraguay :(
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level 10
Jun 14, 2017
Why 'did you missed' your grammar lesson?
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
Why did you miss the class that teaches there are other countries in the world, and not all of them (shock!) have english as their native language. I doubt you would do as well writing in the language of the people on this site that are not native english speakers..
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level 49
May 30, 2014
there's many people who knows philippines, but or those who speaks in spanish is difficult o associate that with the P.
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
How do you pronounce the first sound then?
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level 38
Jun 4, 2014
9/9 Get rekt n00bs! :P
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level 32
Aug 23, 2014
9/9 with 1: 26 left
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level 26
Nov 30, 2014
100% on 2nd try with 1:18 left. I forgot about Pakistan the first time, and i was kicking myself hard cos of it
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Hope you didn't hurt yourself to much.
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level 29
Jul 7, 2017
2 and a half years later lmao
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level 58
Dec 13, 2014
I managed to forget Portugal. Being European and having been to Portugal a few times, not impressed with myself on that one. Also tried Palestine, but....
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level 66
Oct 8, 2017
The only one I missed was Portugal, too. And I have been to Portugal. And I am of Portuguese descent. Hanging head in shame...
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level 19
Jan 5, 2015
sooooo ez
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level 57
Jan 24, 2015
Listen, there's a difference between facts and opinions. In this case, Palestine being a country is an opinion, not a fact. You do not get to decide if a territory fulfills all the requirements to be a State; I would say that everything points to Palestine not fulfilling these requirements, so I think it is a little stubborn to just affirm that it is a country, without at least giving an explanation stating which criteria is used to make such affirmation.
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level 77
Apr 18, 2015
which is probably why it's already filled in on the quiz and you don't have to guess it. There's no way to do it where everybody's happy but this is probably the best compromise.
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level 16
Aug 9, 2017
The majority of the international community recognises the State of Palestine. It has a status of a non-member observer state in the United Nations – which amounts to a de facto, or implicit, recognition of statehood. It is a member of the Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, G77, and the International Olympic Committee. So, yes, there's a difference between facts and opinions. And your *opinion* is outdated.
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level 50
Feb 24, 2019
Wrong.
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level 14
Jan 25, 2015
palestine is not a country yet it's bid for recongnition lost in the united nations
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level 73
Apr 20, 2015
Yes, it did (8 'yes' votes, two 'no', and five abstentions). The vote was symbolic anyway as the USA had already indicated it would use its veto to block a positive outcome. The lack of democracy in the UN is its biggest failure, if you ask me. Allowing a handful of countries to block any vote that doesn't go their way is a peculiar way to run an organisation which is supposed to represent the entire world.
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level 76
Feb 8, 2017
Not when that handful of countries will be expected to provide finance and protection for all those decisions.
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level 38
Nov 30, 2017
That's why Working Class Americans have to pay such enormous taxes, so that the government can throw its money around to control "democratic" endeavors.
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level 49
Dec 23, 2017
IMO there's arguments both for and against veto rights. Big countries like Russia, USA, China definitely should have more power in the UN than lets say Palau or Micronesia; but I'd rather give them more votes than the ability to directly VETO a decision. Maybe give the big countries 10-20 votes each? Then there's the question how to decide who gets more votes.
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level 68
May 22, 2019
The UN is a coordinating device to keep the peace between the Great Powers; its democratic elements are at most a fig leaf. This is unsurprising; why would the powerful and wealthy nations give the weak and poor nations the power to bind them? Why would the US (or Russia, or China, etc.) allow the Palaus and Zimbabwes of the world to loot its treasury, limit its industry, or command its army?
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level 21
Feb 7, 2015
puerto rico should be on the list instead of palestine
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level 73
Apr 18, 2015
That's not even close to a country.
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level 70
May 24, 2017
Actually, it's really close to the Dominican Republic. :-P
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
It's a US territory.
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level 34
Apr 26, 2017
Palestine is considered sovereign by many other countries. Puerto Rico is not even a state, it's a territory
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level 42
Jan 7, 2018
Palestine is a city.
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level 21
Feb 7, 2015
9/9 with 2:04 left. No I did not Cheat, my brother used to be obsessed with countries and flags.
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level 36
Feb 17, 2015
Um... you don't need to say you didn't cheat if it took you nearly a minute to do the quiz
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level 37
Apr 18, 2015
Palestine? I thought it was Israel's part
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level 43
Apr 18, 2015
Palestine doesn't exist. Get rid of it asap.
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level 73
Apr 18, 2015
It kind of does though.
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level 67
Apr 18, 2015
Kind of ....... doesn't hack it on Jetpunk (or shouldn't do)
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level 22
Apr 20, 2015
Very true. Palestine is NOT a soveriegn state
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level 23
Sep 20, 2019
It does exist.
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
It excist, whether or not you should consider it as a sovereign country is another matter.
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level 17
Apr 20, 2015
how come more people get palau(which i have never heard of) than the philipines?
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level 77
Apr 21, 2015
Probably as others have pointed out, the "F" sound at the beginning of The Philippines, when spoken in English.
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level 35
Aug 9, 2017
It's Jetpunk. We love Oceania here.
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level 17
Oct 23, 2018
Maybe many jetpunkers don't know the correct spelling for the Philippines.
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level 29
Nov 3, 2015
100% with 2:14 left. Im a slow typer and my right hand is broken
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level 45
Jan 6, 2016
I didn't get pakistan but got all the others
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level 45
Jan 6, 2016
face palm
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level 40
Jan 10, 2016
missed png :(
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level 44
May 21, 2016
I missed Pakistan, Peru, Portugal and Palau... I seriously cannot brain today XD
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level 33
Jun 18, 2016
The flag that is shown is my home country: PANAMA
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level 68
Jul 6, 2016
2.45 minutes left!
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level 21
Sep 9, 2016
yay 100%
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level 24
Oct 27, 2016
why they cant got my country (philippines)
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level 67
Nov 29, 2017
I had them all except one Josh and went alphabetically through the Pe's and Pi's and did not think of the PH's or I would have got it.
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level 24
Nov 3, 2016
ARRGH! ONLY 69% only got my country( philippines) really??
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Probably because of the confusing 'F' sound when pronouncing the country's name.
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level 26
Nov 19, 2016
Ponda? Really no Ponda? Or Poondopoodia? Add those two.
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level 44
Nov 29, 2017
What are you talking about? Are you making a joke that's going over my head
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level 24
Nov 20, 2016
I'm terrible at Jetpunk quizzes even though I got 9/9 on this.
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level 22
Nov 21, 2016
2:29 left.
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level 69
Nov 21, 2016
When I was in school there were more. Persia. Pangea.
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level 62
Jan 3, 2017
I'll let Persia slide, but Pangea. Seriously? That's like saying Africa is a country.
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level 49
Jan 18, 2017
I think he's saying he was is school a LOOOOOOONG time ago.
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level 25
Jan 7, 2018
lol
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level 24
Nov 29, 2016
aggghh paraguay
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level 44
Dec 8, 2016
probably already been stated Palestine is not a country. It is a region.
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level 31
Jan 5, 2017
got 100% but only through reading the comments lol
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level 67
Feb 11, 2017
Not only a cheat, but proud of it!
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Sounds like someone was lazy that day.
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level 67
Feb 15, 2017
I'm so used to just typing "New Guinea" that I frequently forget the country's proper name is "Papua New Guinea." D'oh!
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level 63
Feb 18, 2017
I missed Poland! No way!
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level 34
Apr 8, 2017
Palestine is not a country.
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level 39
Apr 20, 2017
It's not. But some people start up stupid arguments over it. And the only reason it's on this quiz is Quizmaster (the creator of this quiz) is trying to avoid getting swamped with idiotic comments.
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Best comment I've seen regarding the issue.
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level 78
Apr 21, 2017
Spot on.
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level 51
May 15, 2017
And yet here we are, with twenty-six different mentions of Palestine in the comments. Ah, internet...
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
Exactly, these "I'll do it like this so people wont complain" arent really thought through. It actually usually generates more complaints. Instead of making both sides happy, you are triggering both sides. Because neither side will agree with the chosen "compromise".
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level 55
Apr 20, 2017
Almost missed Pakistan, I live here. Quizmaster, will you please put the picture of Pakistan's flag instead of Panama? It would be a pleasure.
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level 67
Apr 20, 2017
You live in Pakistan and need a flag of Pakistan to remind you?
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level 56
Apr 20, 2017
I don't live in Peru, but I DEMAND that you put the Peruvian flag at the top. I will be deeply OFFENDED if you don't do this, because it's all about ME ME ME, isn't it!!!
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
No, just remind yourself that Pakistan exists.
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
Wow, people can be real a**holes..
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level 56
Apr 20, 2017
No Pangaea...? ;-)
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level 49
Apr 20, 2017
This one is tricky because if you go by official name then China is "People's Republic of China"
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level 74
Apr 20, 2017
Other countries have official names too.
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
But it isn't. If it were, it would've been specified.
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level 44
Apr 20, 2017
Nice and easy and quick
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level 65
Apr 20, 2017
took me almost 2 minutes to get the last one, Phillipines. Made it with 0:15 left on the clock tho :)
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level 70
May 24, 2017
I got 12 of 9, but missed Venezuela.
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level 38
May 30, 2017
Since when does Venezuela start with a P?
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
It was a joke, you know, because, I guessed you missed that one, clearly 12/9 is not possible..
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level 15
Jun 22, 2017
2:08
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level 44
Jul 18, 2017
2.24 left well pleased, everything seemed to fall into place
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level 19
Jul 31, 2017
Ooops! Forgot Portugal :(
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level 19
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 1:55 remaining! :D :D yooo!
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level 39
Aug 18, 2017
How is Panama the most guessed, beating Poland, Pakistan, Portugal, Philippines and Papa New Guinea?
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level 77
Nov 29, 2017
Panamanian flag at the top might have something to do with it.
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level 35
Dec 24, 2017
only missed poland dunno how
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level 26
Jun 1, 2018
Puerto Rico??
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level 74
Jul 29, 2018
Portlandia??
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level 63
Oct 23, 2018
Prussia? jk
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level 19
Dec 9, 2018
Missed Philippines damnit! And I live in SEA.
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level 22
Dec 30, 2018
8/9, missed Pakistan because I wasn't even thinking!
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level 53
Jan 25, 2019
Portugal with 45 secs left yes
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level 28
Jan 27, 2019
How can i always forget the spelling of Philippines.
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
Just think of Philip, and that he pines for something. Philip pines for chocolate. (or something a bit more poetic, with better cadence/rhyme "Philip pines pinot wines")
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level 34
Apr 13, 2019
wow just got it 0:04
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level 22
Apr 20, 2019
I seriously forgot Paraguay. Only 8/9
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level 36
May 8, 2019
What about puerto rico
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level 77
May 22, 2019
Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory not a country.
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level 58
May 22, 2019
What about Puerto Rico and Persia ;P
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
Why hasnt anybody mentioned Phoenicia?
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level 50
May 22, 2019
I remember Palau and not Pakistan
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level 54
May 22, 2019
Glad to have forgotten Poland
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level 31
Jun 3, 2019
The only way i can get these quizzes is by visualizing each area in order ... yet I always forget one obvous one - got Peru in the last 2 seconds of this quiz, apologies to those in Peru. I definitely recommend the 'countries quiz' makes these smaller quizzes easier. PS: I want to thank Jetpunk and the quizzmasters so much ... these quizzes are helping so much with a condition I have ... Much Aroha from NZ.
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level 33
Aug 6, 2019
I got all of them
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level 36
Aug 29, 2019
Sorry, but I simply refuse to believe that 2/3 of quiz takers knew Palau (the one I missed) without a quick google search.
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level 62
Sep 24, 2019
You know, it is jetpunk, if you spend more than a week here you will know palau. Now in the "outside" world, if it was anywhere near 5 % I would be surprised. Even more than 1 % would be surprsing. Here it is just another country like philippines or peru.
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level 18
Sep 24, 2019
Puerto rico?